Process Heat Transfer

2nd Edition

Principles, Applications and Rules of Thumb

Authors: Robert Serth Thomas Lestina
Hardcover ISBN: 9780123971951
eBook ISBN: 9780123977922
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 28th February 2014
Page Count: 632
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Description

Process Heat Transfer is a reference on the design and implementation of industrial heat exchangers. It provides the background needed to understand and master the commercial software packages used by professional engineers in the design and analysis of heat exchangers. This book focuses on types of heat exchangers most widely used by industry: shell-and-tube exchangers (including condensers, reboilers and vaporizers), air-cooled heat exchangers and double-pipe (hairpin) exchangers. It provides a substantial introduction to the design of heat exchanger networks using pinch technology, the most efficient strategy used to achieve optimal recovery of heat in industrial processes.

Key Features

  • Utilizes leading commercial software. Get expert HTRI Xchanger Suite guidance, tips and tricks previously available via high cost professional training sessions.
  • Details the development of initial configuration for a heat exchanger and how to systematically modify it to obtain an efficient final design.
  • Abundant case studies and rules of thumb, along with copious software examples, provide a complete library of reference designs and heuristics for readers to base their own designs on.

Readership

Chemical and Process Engineers, Mechanical Engineers, Plant Engineers; Graduate students.

Table of Contents

  • Dedication
  • Preface to First Edition
  • Preface to Second Edition
  • Conversion Factors
  • Physical Constants
  • Acknowledgments
  • 1. Heat Conduction
    • 1.1. Introduction
    • 1.2. Fourier’s Law of Heat Conduction
    • Example 1.1
    • 1.3. The Heat Conduction Equation
    • Example 1.2
    • Example 1.3
    • Example 1.4
    • Example 1.5
    • 1.4. Thermal Resistance
    • Example 1.6
    • Example 1.7
    • 1.5. The Conduction Shape Factor
    • Example 1.8
    • Example 1.9
    • 1.6. Unsteady-State Conduction
    • Example 1.10
    • Example 1.11
    • 1.7. Mechanisms of Heat Conduction
  • 2. Convective and Radiative Heat Transfer
    • 2.1. Introduction
    • 2.2. Combined Conduction and Convection
    • Example 2.1
    • Example 2.2
    • 2.3. Extended Surfaces
    • Example 2.3
    • Example 2.4
    • 2.4. Forced Convection in Pipes and Ducts
    • Example 2.5
    • Example 2.6
    • Example 2.7
    • Example 2.8
    • 2.5. Forced Convection in External Flow
    • Example 2.9
    • Example 2.10
    • 2.6. Free Convection
    • Example 2.11
    • Example 2.12
    • 2.7. Radiation
    • Example 2.13
  • 3. Heat Exchangers
    • 3.1. Introduction
    • 3.2. Double-Pipe Equipment
    • 3.3. Shell-and-Tube Equipment
    • 3.4. Plate Heat Exchangers
    • 3.5. The Overall Heat-Transfer Coefficient
    • Example 3.1
    • 3.6. The LMTD Correction Factor
    • Example 3.2
    • 3.7. Analysis of Double-Pipe Exchangers
    • Example 3.3
    • 3.8. Preliminary Design of Shell-and-Tube Exchangers
    • Example 3.4
    • 3.9. Rating a Shell-and-Tube Exchanger
    • Example 3.5
    • 3.10. Heat-Exchanger Effectiveness
    • Example 3.6
  • 4. Design of Double-Pipe Heat Exchangers
    • 4.1. Introduction
    • 4.2. Heat-T

Details

No. of pages:
632
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Academic Press 2014
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
eBook ISBN:
9780123977922
Hardcover ISBN:
9780123971951

About the Author

Robert Serth

Bob taught for more than 30 years in the Department of Chemical and Natural Gas Engineering at Texas A&M University-Kingsville. Prior to that, he was a senior research engineer at Monsanto and taught chemical engineering at the University of Puerto Rico in Mayaguez.

Affiliations and Expertise

Previously Texas A&M University-Kingsville; Monsanto Research Corporation; University of Puerto Rico.

Thomas Lestina

Vice President, Research & Engineering Services, Heat Transfer Research, Inc, TX, USA. Tom Lestina has more than 30 years of engineering and project management experience.

Affiliations and Expertise

Vice President, Engineering Services, Heat Transfer Research, Inc, TX, USA